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Electrophysiology Technician Certified - Cath Lab (Days)

San Antonio Live Oak, TX, United States

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Description

SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Northeast Methodist Hospital has played a major role in the phenomenal economic growth experienced in northeast Bexar County. It is licensed for 116 beds and has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade A. We offer a full array of services including 24/7 emergency care, open heart surgery, cardiac catheterizations, inpatient rehabilitation, orthopedic surgery, cancer care, intensive care and inpatient and outpatient surgeries and procedures.
 
Northeast Methodist Hospital is an accredited Chest Pain Center and is a Certified Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. We are recognized as an Accredited Heart Failure Center by the Healthcare Colloquium and as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission. Our hospital has received the Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks and the Texas Award for Performance Excellence. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Northeast Methodist Hospital under Locations.The EP Lab Technician-Certified will function as an integral part of the Cardiac Cath Lab team by participating, implementing, and assisting in the care of patients in the Electrophysiology Laboratory. Demonstrates technical proficiency during all Electrophysiology procedures while functioning in both roles of Electrophysiology Cardiovascular Scrub Technician and Electrophysiology Recorder. As the Recorder, he/she maintains good communication with the patient care team to ensure proper equipment set up, accurate monitoring, and quality data collection

 

Essential Job Functions

 

1. Demonstrate advance technical proficiency for all Electrophysiology procedures while functioning in Cardiovascular Scrub Technician and Electrophysiology Recorder. This includes but is not limited to the following procedures; a). Diagnostic Electrophysiology studies b). Interventional electrophysiology, Ablation c). Permanent Pacemaker, Implantable cardiac defibrillator, d). Biventricular Pacemaker and Defibrillator e). Laser Lead Extraction f). Vascular Closure devices all of which can occur on an Elective or Emergent basis.

2. Demonstrate advance knowledge to identify cardiac structures, advanced anatomy of all heart chambers coronary vasculature, the physiology behind the dysrythmia’s disease processes and assist the physician in either obtaining or entering data into the Electrophysiology Physiologic Monitoring System(s) for accurate assessment. Must verify accurate information is gathered during procedure as well as homodynamic data.

3. Practices radiation safety and observes all principles to ALARA which includes advance knowledge of all regulations, requirements set forth by the Texas Bureau of Radiation Control, the Methodist Radiation Safety Committee and the proper use and storage of personal radiation badge.

4. Will accurately report life threatening arrhythmias by demonstrating proficiency in the assessment of Cardiac function, using homodynamic as well as Electrophysiology data. Understands the abnormal physiology or disease process such as; Cardiomyopathy, Myocardial Infarction, Valvular disorders, bypass tracts, WPW and their relationship to the condition.

5. Assures that Angiographic and procedural data is properly archived for long-term storage and assures the presence of all components of procedure information in both hard copy and computerized formats.

6. Is required to assist and train new staff and existing staff members, in the scrub/recorder arena.

 

Qualifications

 

 1. Education:

ALL of the following:

1) High School Graduate or G.E.D.

2) New hires as of 06/01/2013 have to have ONE of the following:

A. Two (2) years full-time Invasive Cardiovascular Technology experience

B. An Associate Degree or equivalent college hours (62 semester hours) in health, science, natural science, nursing, engineering, or any primary science or higher AND one (1) year (full-time or full-time equivalent) in Invasive Cardiovascular Technology.

C. Baccalaureate degree in health, science, natural science, nursing, engineering, or any primary science AND six (6) months (full-time or fulltime equivalent) in Invasive Cardiovascular Technology.

D. Graduate of an accredited (by CHEA, USDOE, or CMA) program in Invasive Cardiovascular Technology.

E. Graduate of a NON-programmatically accredited program in Invasive Cardiovascular Technology which has a minimum of one (1) year of specialty training and includes a minimum of 800 clinical hours.

2. Experience: None

3. Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable).

 

Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required:

A. New hires as of 06/01/2013 must have ONE of the below listed certifications: B. Current certification eligible EP Lab Technicians hired prior to 6/1/2013 must: 1. Submit application for certification by 6/30/2013 AND obtain ONE of the below listed certifications by 9/1/2013: a) RCIS (Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist) or RCES (Registered Cardiac Electrophysiologist Specialist) from CCI (Cardiovascular Credentialing International) b) ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists)

 

Environmental and Physical Demands/Hazardous Conditions:

WORKING CONDITIONS

( X ) INSIDE: Spends approximately _40_ hours or more per week inside.

( ) OUTSIDE: Spend approximately __ hours per week outside (driving/running work related errands).

( ) BOTH: The activities occur inside and outside in approximately equal amounts.

WORK POSITIONS: (defined in 5% increments of work time):

Sitting 40 % + Standing 40 % + Walking 20 % = 100%

LIFTING/CARRYING DEMANDS: Ability to lift, push and pull with assistance (mechanical or co-worker) the weight of an average patient/heaviest object specific to the department.

( ) SEDENTARY WORK: Lifting 10 lbs. maximum and occasional lifting and/or carrying articles.

( X ) LIGHT WORK: Lifting 20 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying articles weighing up

to 10 lbs.

( ) MEDIUM WORK: Lifting 50 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects

Weighing up to 25 lbs.

( ) HEAVY WORK: Lifting 100 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects

weighing up to 50 lbs.

( ) VERY HEAVY WORK: Lifting objects in excess of 100 lbs. with frequent lifting and/or carrying of

objects weighing more than 50 lbs.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Some Freq None Some Freq None X

Lifting/carrying

X

Repetitive arm/

Hand movements.

X

Pushing/pulling

X

Eye-hand-foot coordination

X

Stooping/kneeling/

Bending

X

Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)

X

Crawling

X

Finger dexterity

X

Climbing

X

Color vision

X

Balance

X

Vision acuity – far

X

Depth Perception

X

Vision acuity – near

X

Hearing Acuity

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Facility: Northeast Methodist Hospital
Job ID: 01574-87064
Category: Clinical Techs
Contract: Full-time
Shift: Days (rotating weekends)
Job Class: Regular

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